Why This Hasid Was Right To Flip the Bird to Kapparot Protester

Jay Michaelson believes kapparot is a superstitious practice that has no place in modern Judaism. But he explains why many who protest the chicken-swinging rite are just as close-minded as the fundamentalists they decry.

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What a Catholic Mom Wants the Pope To Learn from Her Rabbi Daughter

Catholic mom Cindy Skrzycki has a message for Pope Francis: She wants him to reform the Church’s policy on female ordination — by taking a lesson from her rabbi daughter.

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As Pope Francis Approaches, Look How Far Jewish-Catholic Relations Have Come

The Catholic Church’s teaching about Jews often had tragic consequences for Jewish communities. But that all changed fifty years ago — and, as Pope Francis approaches, David Fox Sandmel reminds us why.

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Think France’s Jews and Muslims Are Natural Enemies? Think Again.

If you think Jews and Muslims in France are inevitable enemies, think again. Ethan Katz recalls a time when they were allies, friends and lovers — and explains why we rarely see them that way today.

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The Problem With Jewish Pope Envy

EDITORIAL: American Jews love Pope Francis. But is that because he truly champions issues we care about — or because he reminds us of the type of leader we wish we had among our own ranks?

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